ICE Changes To Crime Victims Visa Policy Unlawful, Org Says

Law360 (February 13, 2020, 8:24 PM EST) -- An immigration advocacy group sought to ax a policy making it harder for crime victims to postpone deportation while waiting for visa approval, alleging Thursday that the appointment of ICE acting Director Matthew Albence was unconstitutional and invalidates the policy.

ASISTA Immigration Assistance Inc. said in a lawsuit against the Trump administration that the lawful time frame for Albence to be ICE acting director expired Aug. 1, making the visa policy change that followed Trump naming him unlawful.

"As a result of defendant Albence's policy change ... victims of crime who have applied for U visas with the support of law...

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